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Tufts University: Christoph Borgers - Mathematics - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Christoph Borgers | MATH046 - Linear Algebra | Mathematics2006-02-22

Review:
Avoid this class like the plague. He seems like he knows his shit but is pretty terrible at conveying it. He rambles on about theoretical things and does not teach how to actually apply theories. Puts way too much emphasis on proofs for most people's liking.

Workload:
Workload was more than usual. He gives mostly theoretical problems that are really difficult. His weekly homework was near impossible - class average was 5/25 on one. Tests were hard but he scaled one a few points and had a quiz to help bring up grades on another. The final was brutal - to be thoroughly prepared for the exam, he suggested we solve a review sheet with questions totally unrelated to the test...oh ya and he didnt give answers to it. Nice guy though.


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Tufts University: Christoph Borgers - Mathematics - Professor ratings, reviews and much more | JumboAccess
Christoph Borgers | MATH009 - Math of Social Choice | Mathematics2005-12-22

Review:
Prof. Borgers goes out of his way to make sure that you understand the material. He is an extremely nice guy and his constant cheerful mood makes attending the class a pleasure. I would highly recommend taking a class with Prof. Borgers (even if it's not this one) as he really exemplifies professorial excellence.

Workload:
Quizzes each class- you can miss four without a penalty. A final at the end. I really liked the "Quiz" method because it enabled you to master the material by reinforcing what you had just learned in class. Prof. Borgers was always available via e-mail to answer any questions concerning the work.


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Christoph Borgers | MATH009 - Math of Social Choice | Mathematics2005-10-02

Review:
This guy is one of the nicest professors I have ever met. He is always in a good mood and very enthusiastic about the course. This class is obviously for non-math people, but it's actually relatively interesting. If I needed another math, I would DEFINITELY take another class with him.

Workload:
There's a "quiz" based on the homework every single class, and then one final at the end. I actually really like this structure because you are quizzed on stuff that you just learned a few days before, and the quizzes are extremely easy. Plus he gives make-ups if a lot of people miss a certain question. He definitely wants people to do well in the class.


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Christoph Borgers | MATH005 - Intro to Calculus | Mathematics2005-08-08

Review:
This professor is really nice but, in my opinion, he has no idea how to teach a class. He often rambles and strays from the subject, often spending all the class period showing the derivation for formulas instead of practicing formulas themselves. After taking High school Calculus, I knew what he was talking about, but he was not very effective, especially for those who've never taken calculus. I would not take a class with him again.

Workload:
Daily homework assignments were usually pretty easy. Exams were much harder because he doesn't teach much of what are on them, so you are at a disadvantage as compared with other Math 5 professors.


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Christoph Borgers | MATH046 - Linear Algebra | Mathematics2005-04-23

Review:
Prof Borgers is a fabulous professor. He cares about student's understanding, encourages class participation, is really enthusiastic in class, and is available during office hours or after class to answer questions.

The most impressing thing about Prof. Borgers is that he is incredibly smart and really knows a ton of mathematics. This makes understanding lectures sometimes a bit difficult since to him many proofs seem utterly obvious. Also, he won't use the exact same definition or notation every time, which can be a bit confusing at first. Nonetheless if you ask a question, he will explain the utterly obvious proof.

Workload:
A lot of homework. Daily homeworks (due every class) and weekly homeworks. Some of the homework assignments are very short. Others are really creative (i.e.not from the book) and take a long time to figure out.


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